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N/A[Golden Gate Bridge Opening] (1936)

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Scenes on opening day.

This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives

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Audio/Visual: Si, B&W
Keywords: San Francisco: Infrastructure

Creative Commons license: Public Domain

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Average Rating: 2.67 out of 5 stars2.67 out of 5 stars2.67 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: kareneliot - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - February 25, 2009
Subject: Geography Lesson
Spuzz, The Golden Gate Bridge connects San Francisco with Marin County, not Oakland. The Bay Bridge connects SF to Oakland. -Karen
Reviewer: Spuzz - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - December 17, 2005
Subject: Poor Oakland
Its opening day for the Golden Gate bridge! Huzzah! Planes fly over! Ships sail under! But more importantly, cars, and lots of them, cross! It seems that more people wanted to try going one way (it looks like into SF then into Oakland.. make your own jokes there). Soon, there will be mini pageant girls! Woo! People get so excited, they walk on the bridge itself! Double Huzzah!
Reviewer: Christine Hennig - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - September 28, 2003
Subject: Cars and More Cars
Silent raw newsreel footage of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Mostly, this involves a very slow motorcade of 30s carsÂÂso slow a bicyclist can lead the way! After the cars finally get over, the bridge is opened to pedestrian traffic and this footage is pretty interesting. A nice chunk of history here.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.


Golden Gate Bridge Opening: assorted scenes taken on opening day / cars in line / coming across the bridge / ships of the fleet passing under / airplanes / long shots of the bridge

worth noting: many shots of the Golden Gate Bridge with ships going under it.

¥ 1:52:45-
Interesting shot of Model-T type cars waiting to get onto the Golden Gate bridge. People wave at them as they drive slowly by. We see houses that may be in Marin or in the Presidio in S.F.

¥ 2:08:50- 2:28:22
Cars come onto the bridge. A bicycle is in the forefront, and we se Marin behind them.

¥ 3:08:65- 3:19:35
Good image of people walking across the G.G. bridge, but it's either foggy or the film is just old and tired because it's difficult to see the bridge.

San Francisco Bay Area, California Celebrations Dedications

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